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Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Laokikeos in long chiton and himation, holding eagle and resting on sceptre, standing to right before Nemesis of Smyrna, plucking chiton and holding cubit rule. Inscriptions in Greek in field,...

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Provenance

HBy 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 265); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–217

Mint

Laodicea and Smyrna (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.246

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins